Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cherry Marble Bars

Mmmm...these are a delight! I first found this recipe in an old work cookbook from 7 years ago. They are basically chocolate chip cookie dough (without the chocolate chips) with baking powder to make them rise like brownies. The cherry pie filling is the best part! What I love about these is that if you leave off the icing they are not too sweet or rich. You can eat 3-4 and not feel like you over did it. I make them that way and my family loves them. If you like your sweets, sweet - then add the icing.

I have doubled the original recipe. I found that doubling the recipe makes the perfect amount of dough for a sheet cake pan. If you want brownie pan or cake pan size just split the measurements below in half.

Cherry Marble Bars
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cans cherry pie filling
Cream sugar and margarine. Add eggs 1 at a time. Add vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and add to sugar mixture. Spread 3/4 of dough onto sheet cake pan. Top with pie filling. Drop rest of dough on top in small spoonfuls. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

  • 4 Tbsp margarine
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Mix until smooth. Pour over warm cherry bars and cut into bars.

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